This is day 30, the last day of the blogging challenge. It has ruled my life for the past month, and I will feel lost without it. The challenge achieved its purpose: to bring back my love for writing. I haven’t written poetry or my book for the past year and needed an outlet to inspire me. Writing every day for thirty days has shown me that I can do it. And I will do it.

In my blog posts, I returned to events I remember most fondly.

Vacations with my daughters in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Vacation in Jamaica with my oldest daughter and son-in-law.

Vacation with my younger daughter and son-in-law in the Dominican Republic.

Visiting with family.

Happy days when Nounous was healthy.

People I loved and lost.

People I will never forget.

People I respect and have come to love, including the Rave Reviews Book Club members. They have become family to me, reading and responding to my long-winded posts.

Thank you, my new family, for participating in the RRBC Blogging Challenge, and a big thanks to Nonnie Jules for organizing this fantastic event.

Please visit my fellow RRBC bloggers at https://ravereviewsbookclub.wordpress.com/rrbc-member-chat/

22 thoughts on “#RRBC 30-DAY #BLOGGING CHALLENGE DAY 30

  1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter February 6, 2023 / 2:39 pm

    Susanne, this is a nice way to end the blog tour. I’m trying to get around to more blog posts while there is a lull in activities in my world. I love the pictures and appreciate how you have supported me through all the drama.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist February 6, 2023 / 5:36 pm

      Thank you, Shirley. I hope we can keep in touch through RRBC and our blogs.


  2. Priti February 1, 2023 / 9:41 pm

    Beautiful photography! Thanks for sharing your experience! 👌

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Karl Morgan February 1, 2023 / 4:38 pm

    Susanne, it is fantastic that the blogging challenge has giving you the confidence to continue with your writing. I too went through long dry spells, usually due to work. Now, all I can blame is laziness. I hope you write many new books. The world needs your words. Congratulations on completing this voyage.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist February 1, 2023 / 7:47 pm

      Thank you, and congratulations to you too. Your blog was unique because it didn’t need pictures to tell your story.


  4. Patty Perrin February 1, 2023 / 12:31 pm

    I have enjoyed getting to know you, Susanne! I hope you realize by now how courageous you are. You’ve shared from your heart, not only good times, but some deep burdens you’ve carried. I’ll continue praying for you, and I’ve subscribed to your blog, so I’ll know when you post. Consider me a fan, too! Congratulations on completing this challenge!

    Love and Blessings!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist February 1, 2023 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you, Patty. I’m happy to have your prayers. I’ve made four of my articles private. Since I’ve shared my deepest pains with my new friends, I don’t need them to be public anymore.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. patgarcia February 1, 2023 / 8:07 am

    Hi, Susanne,
    You are making me cry. Just this morning, I thought, I will subscribe to her blog and keep in touch. You are a wonderful person and although I have read one of your books, I never took the opportunity to get to know you. This blog was the perfect place.
    Thank you for being here. I look forward to reading your poetry and books.
    Shalom aleichem

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist February 1, 2023 / 10:53 am

      We must keep in touch since we’re closer and you’re my new family. I will check your blog for recent posts and continue reading your fantastic work.


  6. maurabeth2014 February 1, 2023 / 7:13 am

    Susanne, you shared many deep, meaningful blogs with us and really bared your soul. That can’t have been easy, and I thank you for that. I’m so glad this challenge has jump-started your writing again – the world needs your stories! Congratulations on completing the challenge – you did good!💥🎉🎊

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    • Susanne Leist February 1, 2023 / 10:55 am

      Thank you so much, Maura. I’ve always been an open book but not in print. I feel I’ve bared myself to the world, but at least I feel a little lighter. Keep in touch and keep writing.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist February 1, 2023 / 10:57 am

      I love reading about your travels and your family. Remember, I’m hitching a ride if you have a big enough suitcase. I’ll visit your blog and check for new posts. Stay in touch.

      Liked by 1 person

      • yvettemcalleiro February 1, 2023 / 11:11 am

        After the airport found a dog in a suitcase when using the scanner, I doubt they will allow me to stuff you in a suitcase, Susanne! 😉

        Liked by 1 person

  7. donnamanobianco January 31, 2023 / 8:39 pm

    Hi Susanne! Thank you for your kind words!!!! It has been so lovely getting to know you over the last 30 days and I wish you every success with your new book. Please stay in touch via Twitter! : )

    Donna M Atwood
    D M Atwood

    Liked by 1 person

    • Susanne Leist January 31, 2023 / 8:42 pm

      Thank you, Donna. Your blog posts have made me think and ponder the universe, and I must keep reading them.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. RaveReviewsbyNJ January 31, 2023 / 8:03 pm

    By the way, although you’ve been here for some time, your post outlined how you feel about your “new” family, your RRBC family, so I will be the first to say, “WELCOME TO THE FOLD!”

    Liked by 2 people

    • Susanne Leist January 31, 2023 / 8:44 pm

      Thank you, Nonnie. Before this challenge, I didn’t know the members like I do now. Their posts and comments made me feel closer to them.

      Liked by 1 person

  9. RaveReviewsbyNJ January 31, 2023 / 8:02 pm

    Hi, Susanne! What a beautiful post, and the pictures were such a special added touch! Thank you for your “deep” and thoughtful sharings. We learned so much about you and I understand you better, all through these 30 days of posting. Please don’t stop blogging. Whether you believe it or not, you have a lot to share and your writing has garnered you a new fan, Nonnie Jules. Can’t wait to dig into your books now!

    I am now following your blog!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Susanne Leist January 31, 2023 / 8:46 pm

      Wow! I have a fan; I’ve always wanted one. I hope you enjoy my books. Even though they are lighter than my posts and poetry, they have my offbeat humor.

      Liked by 1 person

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